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AHOM.    ORDER OP

IDS

adverb, is really a part of the verb Dai-khufi-dl is a compound verb meaning * to get
alive and wellf, and its perfect is dai-khitn-dl-koi This sentence again illustrates the
difficulty of applying Aryan terminology to Indo-Chinese grammar.

"When there is an indirect object so far as I can see, there is no rule except that the
subject must come first.   We can have,

Subject

Indirect Object

the-father                (to)-tile-servants

the father gave order to the servants.

Direct Object.

pMn-kMm
order

Subject

Sou
That man

Subject

Direct Object

phan*Uidm
order

Indirect Object.

kau
to-mc

Veil).

haft

gave

Verb

Jiailf
gave,

Indirect Object.

Verb

to-him,

Direct Object

Thou
thou gavest not to me one kid.

Subject.

not

Verb.

thitn
fill

liau
gavest

an

youm

goat-one,

Direct Object

tang

helly

Adverb

(with) husks of rice,

If                   he

if he filled his belly with husks of rice.

When the verb has a tense-suffix, and either the direct or indirect object follows the
verb, then it precedes the suffix,   The direct or indirect object never follows the suffix.
Thus,

Subject,                   Vrb,                          Direct Object.

Ink

SOU

kau

po

man

I                beat              his

I have beaten his son with many stripes,

Subject                     Indirect Object

mau-ko                  man

Thou                (to)-him

thou gavest him a feast.

Subject

Adverb

tang ktidn
(with) many cudgel

Suffix,

koi,
have,

man        potwn
Thy         father
iihy father gave them a feast.

Object

Verb

Jiau
give

Verb

hait-dai
give

Direct Object,

feast-one

Direct Object,

pMk-lunff
feast-one

Indirect Object

kfiaw
(to)-them

Suffix.

did,

Suffix.

did,

J.n-ndn           Idt-khdm

That               word

So, with intransitive verbs, 

Subject

man-ko                khun

he                    arise

he arose and went to his father.

Subject
	Verb
	Indirect Object.

Dhoni-ram Dhanl-ram
	lau-ka said
	pullsh. (to)-the-police.

Verb,

cMm  pai-kd-ma
and         go

Indirect Object.

tl-po-man
to-the-father

did,